Night Sky

As a child I was always a night owl, so I looked forward to school-free summer nights when it was acceptable to stay outside until after the sun set. With the belief that wishing on a shooting star wa...

A Summer Night Scavenger Hunt

Summer nights beckon to kids and parents alike to disregard bedtimes, outlast the late dwindling sunset, and explore their familiar surroundings through a slightly unfamiliar lens. The longer days r...

Up, Up, & Away | Top Travel Destinations for Kids

On Monday we gave you some great tips for preparing for a family vacation and involving kids in the planning. Today we’re featuring some of our favorite and sometimes out of the ordinary places ...

Encouraging Your Petit Traveler

As we look forward to a big travel weekend, we love the idea of encouraging your petit traveler to embrace his or her wanderlust and to learn some new things in the process. Though traveling with sma...

Van Gogh Inspiration

I recently attended a gallery exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago featuring artist Vincent van Gogh. It was the first time van Gogh’s three versions of The Bedrooms were exhibited along...

Petit Recette | Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

Vegetables are a tough sell, but simple refrigerator pickles may convince your kids to reconsider how they feel about greens as well as a rainbow of other veggie possibilities. We are big believers...

Children’s Books Starring Cats & Dogs

It’s been raining cats and dogs in the Midwest, the kind of spring that makes one want to stay indoors and curl up under a blanket with a good book. While I never tire of re-reading my favorite ...

Mermaid Style for Kids

Writing a post about mermaid style for kids is entirely selfish of me. I have sought out mermaid motifs for years before they came into the mainstream when it was still difficult to find appealing opt...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you call her mother, mom, mum or mama show your appreciation for the woman who shaped your life by giving her a gift that helps her lead a healthy and happy life.  Here are some of our favori...